History. Originally founded by an order of monks from the Lérins Islands near Cannes in 1000 AD, the town was named after one of their Saints called Maxime in the 8th century.
How do you get to St Maxime?
- International Airport La Môle-Saint-Tropez 20 km.
- International Airport Toulon-Hyères 55 km.
- International Airport Nice Côte-d'Azur 90 km.
- Airport Marseille Provence 145 km. Get your own itinary to Sainte-Maxime. ici.
Is there a train station in Sainte-Maxime?
The train/railway station of Sainte-Maxime (France).
What is Saint Maxime known for?
Famous for its magnificent golf green, many events take place there. Sainte-Maxime is unique by the diversity of its landscapes and the numerous hobbies you can practice.
Who was Saint Maxime?
Maxime was a daughter of a ninth-century Count of Grasse, who rejected his wealth, turned her back on her family and took herself off to nearby Callian, where she founded a convent. A painting in the stark, local church shows her refusing a coffer of gold.
How old is Tropez?
Now internationally famous as a jet set destination on the French Riviera and one of the world's great resorts, this town in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southwestern France can actually trace its story back over 2,000 years.